Hundreds of supporters of All Progressives Congress, APC, under the platform of Pathfinders Group USA staged a rally on Wednesday to mobilize voters living in Ifako, Ijaye and Ojokoro areas to vote for the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of the party in the 2019 general election.
The rally which kicked off from Excellence Hotel in Ogba took the massive crowd through Ifako-Ijaye APC party secretariat and ended at the party Secretariat in Ojokoro.
The crowd made up of youths, men, women both young and old wearing branded white T-shirts with embossed photographs of Samwo-Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat and APC flag and logo sang solidarity and songs on mounted speakers on vehicles praising Sanwo-Olu and APC.
Speaking with the press, President of the Pathfinders Group USA, Alhaji Hakeem Yusuf said, “as a group we are all over Lagos with our campaign activities with banners, posters and what have you.
“We believe that this rally will be an advantage to mobilize more people and create awareness for Sanwo-Olu, we believe in him, we believe in APC, we believe in Lagos, we believe in Nigeria, it is a party of change that is going to give us the dividends of democracy.
He expressed confidence that Sanwo-Olu would win “Definately with a wide margin and by mass vote because the people believe in APC, and if you see all the development we have been experiencing here, Sanwo-Olu is continuity in Lagos state, you will understand that there are so many rapid development across the state”, Yusuf said.
Another member of the group from the US who said Sanwo-Olu is his cousin, Mr. Akin Allen said Ifako-Ijaye and Ojokoro areas “have a large contigent of members of the APC and we want them to come out enmass to vote for Sanwo-Olu, they are already excited, but we know we need more people to come out.
“There are many registered voters but those who come out on the polling day are usually less, this exercise is to help galvanize and make the excitement for this candidate to really boil over and this would be seen in the result of the election”.
Talking about what makes Sanwo-Olu the preferred candidate, Allen said, “Sanwi-Olu is a good, God fearing and humble person, he is educated and had been in previous administration, he has a wealth of experience under his belt and he is a cousin of mine”, Allen said.
Speaking on the impact of the rally, he said, “this event is organised by people in the US, it is to mobilise voters here, our presence will influence our family members here and our neighbourhood; if we did not come out the energy will be at a low level, what we are doing is going to bring voters out.
“APC has always delivered in Lagos state and if we continue to vote for APC you will see bigger and better things in future, in fact my cousin, Sanwo-Olu will take this state to the next level,” Allen assured.